Hypocrites: NeverTrump Lincoln Project Has Ties to Russia and Tax Troubles

July 21st, 2020 3:14 PM

The NeverTrump Lincoln Project released a gross anti-Trump ad July 1, mocking the phony claim that Russian President Vladimir gave President Donald Trump his endorsement for 2020. What hypocrites.

The New York Post's Ebony Bowden revealed in a new report that the founders of the Lincoln Project have “their own checkered dealings with Russia and the tax man.” Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver, “registered as a Russian foreign agent for uranium conglomerate TENEX in a six-figure deal last year,” according to filings with the Department of Justice obtained by the Post

TENEX’s parent company Rosatom, is a “Russian state-owned corporation that also owns Uranium One,” according to the Post. Uranium One is “the company that paid Bill Clinton $500,000 in speaking fees and millions to the Clinton Foundation after then-President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed off on the controversial merger in 2010.”

According to Bowden, Weaver reportedly “backed out of the lobbying gig in May 2019 and called it ‘a mistake’ in a tweet in which he denied having taken any money from TENEX.” But, that hasn’t stopped him from “ironically railing against Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and his ‘rogue ties to Putin backed thugs in Ukraine & elsewhere.’”

Watch The Lincoln Project’s anti-Trump ad tying the president to a mock "endorsement" by Putin below.

But that’s not all. The Post noted that Weaver, “who has also repeatedly called Trump a ‘tax fraud’ and a ‘tax crook’ on Twitter — also has an outstanding $313,655 federal tax lien against his Austin, Texas, home.” Fellow blowhard Lincoln Project leader Rick Wilson also “has an outstanding $389,420 federal tax lien against his Tallahassee, Florida, home, and his bank moved to foreclose on the property in 2016.”

The Post hammered Wilson’s hypocrisy:

[He] never disclosed the money woes publicly, allowing him to sneer online about Trump’s decision never to release his own taxes — at one point calling him ‘Brokeahontas,’ despite the fact that American Express had taken Wilson to court for his own unpaid $25,729 credit card bill the year before, documents show.

“Lincoln Project boss” and ex-Republican Steve Schmidt has also long been a blathering hypocrite. He implored “his followers to vote in November.” But “records indicate he hasn’t recently voted himself, with his home state of Utah listing him as an ‘inactive voter,’” the Post reported.

Recently, Just The News reported that The Lincoln Project “sent over $3 million in independent expenditures to a firm run by the treasurer of the committee itself.” The report stated that this was “an arrangement that raises the specter of what finance experts refer to as ‘self-dealing.’"

UPDATE: Steve Schmidt disputed The New York Post's story concerning his voting record via Twitter. He wrote, ".@ebonybowden a NY Post reporter wrote a hit piece about @ProjectLincoln this morning. It described me as an inactive voter in Utah. I voted by mail in 2016 and 2018. I switched my reg to independent in the Summer of 18. I am disturbed to learn this information and am looking into it."